Lifting outboards to avoid back injury ?
I am unable to lift a heavy weight after a previous back injury which resulted in surgery. I am looking at buying a Yamaha 15 hp 2 stroke which is 36 kg.
The problem would be lifting the outboard from the inflatable. Bending forward whist lifting the outboard and turning is a big NO NO for anyone as it puts massive strain on your discs.
I noticed you can buy an outboard lifting harness, so I could pull the engine upright, and then attach it to a trolley.
Getting the trolley to my trailer would be easy, and so I could avoid any damage to my back. Getting the outboard onto the boat is fine, as it would not need to be lifted.
Has anyone else had this problem, and if so what are the best trolleys etc for the job.
Sean - Australia